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PURPOSE Prior non invasive ventilation (NIV) is associated with an increased mortality in patients with haematological malignancies and acute respiratory failure treated by invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV). We have assessed whether NIV failure is an independent prognostic factor for hospital discharge in a general cancer population treated by IMV. (More)
Awake craniotomy is a brain surgery in patients who are kept awake when it is indicated for certain intracranial pathologies. The anaesthetic management strategy is very important to achieve the goals of the surgery. We describe a series of our first four cases performed under a combination of scalp block and conscious sedation. Scalp block was performed(More)
Contents Preface ix Acknowledgements xi 1 Understanding childhood 1 Physical growth 2 Psychological and cognitive development 4 Birth to 3 years 4 3 to 7 years 4 7 to 11 years 5 Adolescents 5 Role of family 6 Role of play 7 Summary 8 References 8 2 Consent, immobilisation and health care law 9 Children's rights 9 Health care law 10 Immobilisation versus(More)
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